A memory leak is being observed when using Java SE 6 default Java plug-in.
This is a production type problem.
The behaviour is strictly reproducible.
The process size of Firefox browsers is growing and growing.
The problem can be reproduce with the following Java applet:
(1) A memory leak can be measured when using Java Plug-in 1.6.0_71
on JRE 1.6.0_71.
(2) No such memory leak can be observed when using Java Plug-in 10.51.2.13